Building a business from scratch? Not sure about incorporation, shareholder's agreements, or how to navigate a round of funding?
Goodlawyer can connect you with a startup lawyer who can help.
Select your province and "Startup" from the dropdown menu then choose a time and a lawyer. You can typically schedule a call within the next two hours.
If your lawyer needs more information, they will contact you by email. Otherwise, they will call at the agreed time to answer your questions and discuss your options.
Your lawyer will present you with a series of options. You can choose to proceed on your own or you can hire your lawyer to proceed on your behalf. If you choose to hire your lawyer, Goodlawyer will cover the cost of the initial Advice Session.
Goodlawyer was easy to use, quick and professional service at very competitive, affordable pricing.
Starting a New Business
Understanding Different Business Structures
Incorporating Your Business Properly
Funding Your Business
Understanding Risks in Contracts
Creating a Shareholder Agreement
Selling a Startup
per 15 min of advice
4/5 of our customers get the answers they need in a quick call with a lawyer. If you end up needing a larger service, we’ll refund the initial $39 advice session.
per page contract review
Includes a markup of the document with suggestions, followed by a 15 minute call to explain and answers questions. Perfect for contracts and agreements of all kinds.
Goodlawyers can provide a range of common legal documents at very affordable prices.See the pricing page
Goodlawyer can get you the answers you need, without any financial risk. Booking is fast and easy and you won't be charged if you aren't satisfied.
Startup law is a sub-section of business law that focuses on new businesses. Startup lawyers are familiar with the lifecycle of a startup as well as the laws that most commonly apply to startups.
Booking an Advice Session with a startup lawyer can set your business up for success in the future. It's a good choice to ensure you receive the legal counsel you need before making big decisions or entering contracts as it can protect you and your business.
Incorporating a new business is the standard practice in Canada but it is not the only option available. Alternative business vehicles like co-ops and non-profits can work well for different business models. Structuring your business correctly will make it easier to receive investment, apply for loans, and mitigate personal risk.
Founders' agreements take many forms, including shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, and co-operative policies. These are essential documents that are often overlooked by new business owners. They significantly reduce the risk of a disagreement and the damages caused by future conflicts.
Every lawyer has been interviewed and background checked. They must be licensed and receive consistently positive reviews to remain on the platform.
Good lawyers can provide most legal services. The cost of the initial advice session will be deducted from the cost of the larger service.
If you are unsatisfied with the legal advice you receive from your lawyer, Goodlawyer will give you your money back. Simply email [email protected] to request a refund.
You will be able to select the lawyer you want to work with. We partner with lawyers in every major Canadian city, but we can’t guarantee they will be available at all times.
Goodlawyer is an interactive online service that makes it faster and easier for clients to find and hire legal help solely based on their preferences. We are not a law firm, do not provide any legal services, legal advice or “lawyer referral services” and do not provide or participate in any legal representation.